With today’s retail sales reports comes updated charts on inventory-to-sales ratios. Let’s take a look.
Total Business Inventory-to-Sales
Total Retailers Inventory-to-Sales
Wholesalers Business Inventory-to-Sales
In regards to inventory management, neither wholesalers, nor retailers, nor manufacturers seem prepared for a downturn.
Wholesalers appear to be in the worst shape.
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Mike “Mish” Shedlock